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We absolutely love Eric Carle, renowned and beloved children’s author and illustrator.

Most children are familiar with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and that was Squeaker’s first introduction into this imaginative, colorful, and playful world. We have done one mini-unit so far on this book and I have plans to do mini-units on other books in the future.

Perhaps when we plan for PreK or Kindergarten, we’ll devote a unit to Eric Carle again. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is not too far from us either, so we’ll definitely have to plan a visit there.

The books that he’s written and/or illustrated are the perfect foundation for a well rounded unit or to use within other units. And with over 70 to choose from, there’s a lot that you can do with these children’s books.

Don’t just limit yourself to the younger ages, either.

Beloved and world renowned children's author and illustrator Eric Carle is a favorite in our house. Here's my list of Eric Carle books for toddlers and preschoolers.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Series

We’ll start with The Very Hungry Caterpillar (and other books in the Very series though the most well known is probably the caterpillar) — these books became the foundation for our Home Preschool and we have two shelves full of Eric Carle books for preschoolers. 

From starting to read on her own to having me read to her, these books are a wonderful addition to any home library.

The books in this series could very well be used as a unit all on their own. And you can also incorporate:

Art projects, vocabulary, social skills, counting, and science. You can also try out this Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Sack or Felt Board. We also used our own mini Very Hungry Caterpillar printable set.

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